Our Goal Is to Help Sick Children
Since 1971, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has been supporting the special health care needs of children in our community, providing services to children from birth to 17 years from throughout Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and the Keewatin District, Nunavut.
Every Child Deserves a Chance
Children need the caring attention of family, friends and medical professionals to be made well. The Foundation offers hope to children and families by funding research efforts that could one day lead to medical breakthroughs and by providing funds for equipment and special programs at Children’s Hospital. Seeing sick children get well is our inspiration.
Research Ideas Become a Reality
Each year, we make a commitment to support child health and pediatric research. This commitment fosters a world-class research environment right here in Manitoba. It ensures that our children have access to the latest advancements in medical technology and treatment. In 2001, the Children’s Hospital Foundation opened the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. The Institute has brought together researchers with that common priority of unlocking the mysteries of childhood disease. The goal of the Institute is to be a center of excellence in pediatric research. Research gives patients and families at Children’s Hospital hope for the one thing they need most of all – a cure.
The Foundation places equal importance on the needs of the patients that are in the hospital providing support funding for special equipment and programs. The Foundation’s seed money is used to develop pilot projects for such initiatives as asthma education and injury prevention, among others. The Foundation provides ongoing annual support for programs through the Child Life Department. Child Life initiatives include: CHTV internal television programming which helps alleviate the stress and anxiety of hospitalization, a Family Information Library which serves as a resource center for families and the Humour Therapy Program.